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Hey, you! 

Yes, you. What have you been doing with your computer this month? 
Were you busy programming it to win the pools? Or dreaming up a 
new strategy game? Or trying to find some way ol linking it up to your 
guitar? Or conquering a new galaxy? 
...and if not, why not? 

The point is that only a few years ago. when computers were 
regarded as 'hobbyist 1 , we all relied on the man In the street to provide 
us with software. The back pages of magazines were crammed full of 
ads for progiams to do practically anything, from horoscopes to stock 
market options. Some of the stuff was pretty ghastly, but the enor- 
mous variety made up for the few rotten apples. 

Nowadays, however, we rely more and more on a 
w big companies to answer all out computing needs. 
Sure, we're not all programmers and those of us who 
prefer to play than poke have good reason to be 
grateful to those who produce the games so effi- 
ciently. But isn't there just the teeniest hankering lor 
a bit more variety? Certainly there's mote to com- 
puter entertainment than just gameplay - check 
out our article in this issue on gambling, for exam- 
ple. And what about some more graphics soft- 
ware - a DIY electronic comic generator, per- 
haps, or a state-of-the-art animator to link to the 
video. 
Ideas like these don't come from a vacuum. They 
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so let's hear them, or - even better - let's see them. And if there are 
any attic programmers left out there - get coding! Don't forget that 
most of the big companies around today are manned by people who 
started where you are now. We need you, we need your originality, 
and (if your product's worthwhile} we'll reward you handsomely. 

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Reviews Editor Andy Wilton 

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Staff Writer Andy Smith 

Art Editor Trevor Oil ham 

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Mosl Amiga games are little more than 
direct conversions of their ST counterparts, 
Amiga owners often complain, but here's 
something new: a game whose ST and 
Amiga versions are literally identical. Take 
the disk out of the box, put it in an ST and 
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90% identical as far as the informa- 


eel <or American gianls Eicciroic 


tion stored on them goes, but lhal 


Arts, so what Ones EA'S Mark Lewis 




think ol ADLS? 'Il's pretty cool - a 


slored in ihe same way. Both 


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boss Jez San) has shown n lo us. 








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3.Sm disks in the seme bof 












tion could Hill be a problem. The 




Amiga owners" insunctive 'Don't try 




palming oil poor 5T conversions on 




us'' isn't entirely reasonable - 




there's no reason why ADLS games 




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STs laciMies than any other - but 


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phce difference between STs and 


sion program is 'reiection'. Both the 


Amigas could still cause psychologi- 


ST and the Amiga will interpret for- 


cal problems. " ADLS can kill ofl the 






reiLise to 3o anything with the disus 


iesseil.a 1/ idem.cal| Amiga and ST 








make it Ihe Amiga owner's friend; 


mailed disks, but producing somo- 










ADLS: THE TECHNI- 




CALITIES 


HIGM CAPACITY 


The ST and Amiga certainly have a 


In designing their disk loading sys- 


great deal In common. They use the 








Motorola MC-88000 - and have 








lions, so converting programs from 


cap of the 5B0ST- Us snxfe-sioed 






pie matter. Ot the information con- 


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tained on a typical ST game disk - 


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720K respectively, the SEOST has lo 


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That's not just a consequence ot 


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otf, so it's hard to estimaie jus; *ha- 
sod ot 1 failure raie 11 3 1 kely 10 ore- 
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GRAPHICS 



Just about the fastest way to produce 
a picture with a repeated element 
in 3D is by using gridlock. 
Brian Larkman shows you 
how. 






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viewpoint o( (his Ultimate game was t 
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comet ol the 'room ana Icchng into the a 
be Objects and characters niovuiO _ib:ui 
the flora below gave [he intpiession :t 
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GRAPHICS 




above each other and touctoig cc-rnrTs in 

Pans at (B). Again, a little expi-rir-.:r,'alicri 
shtr.jiri ri-.nect this Inci. 

Temple Peals OS shows that Die outline 



Gridlock 




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painting packages i : . .:r ■:ii-i-i_ 












colour absolutely anywhere on 


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example, and** iheqi d ;ei 


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the smallest boi that can be a 


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fiber banded 




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prevent ihe 






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would cover 



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c.-iiio.. :nea sokiv,.-"] will: a iew colours as a 
br.inti :■:: Ihe veLielalion II n. .niL-r:rk:nl |- 
leave some areas at dart to give a leelttig ol 
ricpih Mcs: ol the spare screen was pointed 
wilii t.his vege later: Iher: iiis'iywj in behind 
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•ARTWORKS 

We are proud lo present ihe second instalment of our series of readers' artworks. This month's selection covers 
everything from Spectrum and C64 to ST and Amiga - and there are some very fine pictures for you to feast 
your eyeballs on. 

If you want to join the fun and strut your stulf before the rest of the world, send your work - preferably on 
disk, with an explanation of how you created it - to Artworks, ACE, 4 Queeen Street, Bath, BA1 1 EJ 




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K.O! 



It takes two to tango this month. 
Atari's Xybots gives you 3D 
joint exploration, while Sega's 
Heavyweight Champ pits you 
against a series of mean 
opponents in the modern arena of 
the boxing ring. It's a game that 
really takes brawn - and takes it 
out of you too. 




]y waiting If youi paidner is □ Little ' 
completing the level, you'll see tn 
yourseli oozing oil. 

Combat ogalns! the Xybols is 
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Tailo seem to have gone overboard 
with Ihis cabinet; once you get inside 
you shut the doors and lock out the 
world. What that means Is no over-the- 
Shoulder stuff - but there is a rear- 
mounted monitor that lets spectators 
see what's happening. The game itsetl 
is a rather tricky (light sim, and not 
really what we've come to expect in 
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Could your micro tell the future? More importantly, could it tell you the 
winner of the 3.30 at Aintree? Believe it or not, the experts maintain 

Bthat it could. Steve Cooke and Pete Connor order their 
Roller and get down to the track... 



Computers can 

ways - by brute Id 
intelligence'. The to 



er enough to punl 
ne poos, or the blackjack 
nn! to get hch. Impossible 
fe possibility'? 

yam computer just might 
3 tables in your lavoui It's 

system running on your 
some areas, substantially 
feels ol winning. Provided 
fouiseli to become u slave 



- diet all. th 

:,:■!:: ■■■.!: ri Jl 



owners to Implement because of 
available software This will almt 
ctKinoe during ihe ne*t couple o 



■ programmer can combine the faclois. 
j weighting lo various aspects ot form. 
i select winners. David Stuart, who used 

do computer ftps ioi the Sun, once 
lieved an astonishing 60% hit rate over a 

season using this approach In (act David 






s you 



nf Tipster bo* elsewhere 



I COURSEWINNER 

Spectrum El 5. DOcs 

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. CASINO ROULETTE 



David Stewart, computer tipster 


A shining example oil Hie tacl [hat there's 


he bad an amazing 60% success rate; he 






e' is provided by EO-year-olrJ David Stew- 






So how does he do it? The data he uses 


As a mere 11 year old David acquired a 




ZX8! . enlo which be transferred Ihe manual 


he says, 'il's the percentages in which you 


record he'd previously stored in a shoeoo.. 


combine Ihe factors that's Ihe important 


lem tor picKing w.nnners trorn Ihe hislori- 


and he's not going to put his work on the 






He wrote to bis local paper, Ibe 




Northern Ecfio In Darlington, who pitted his 




computer lips against their own human lor 




a weak. David's hps came out Ihe better; be 




was taken up by Radio Cleveland, then by 










the years. But Ihe real pleasure tor me is in 








mug's game' 'No - not it you treat H as a 






David's selections consistently oulpr-t- 


time, and II you know something about what 


lorm Ihbse ol human tipsters; m one season 


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BEATING THE BANK 

- A History of Greed 



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B surprisingly scofiislicaleo tlte- 








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no kept losing Alttnug'h common sense seamen ate 
to dictate Ihiii the new bei was simply a variation hard 



Pascal is find mil whal was going wrong. mcomi 

first bei ware 14 to 13 in faw (i.e. a probability Oevelo 

ning proposition. systerr 

ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO bate at 

Once probabillly (haory had gol oH me ground. can 5* 

o;hei punters began s slighlly differed approach, of the 



1. He would stan wh a be! oi 5 Irancs, bei Wiin compuling power becoming cheaper s 

i™ an c-iwur -ed or biacii This ensured him a cheaper, 1! ran'l be long now be ; 

Irteie was no lero on the roulette wheal. Nowa- coulo show a significant performance or 

days roulelle is a losing proposition lor punlers Iseld, and table. Any bets? 



Data Sources 



The Spoiling Lite Form initialed, for used Hie Daily Minor Spotform in HM|im 

giyes details on each horse's perfor- with inlormalion drawn from racecards anc 
i=. gena c bacKground, Winnings nisto- sponmg Lie. 

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You want the world's most exclusive shoot-em- up? You 
! want processing power beyond the wildest dreams of 
j Archimedes owners? You're looking at it! This is the 
deceptively named INMOS Flight Simulator. It's from 
INMOS right enough - their mind-bogglingly powerful 
Transputers are the driving force here - but it's not really 
a simulator in the Flight Sim II sense . Though the game 
does feature runways, you don't take off or land -just fly, 
shoot, and stare in amazement. This is definitely one for 
the combat freaks! 

RFUL 
STUFF! 



D 



he gams was programmed by 
INMOS opFJIcallciu.- '.-i l;.;l! i'~::- PIl_ 
Atlnn and Steve Ghee, witting In 
[j~ pajaiel pioreESIng language 
Occam. Sieve wiote Ihe umarite 
0( the game in his spare time attei 
LucasHlms/Disney (light sttnulatoi 
■n holiday in the State: Pi"_l already 
id shading louunes 





- -nip -pricoc-.:-ig hv ',[.v-r| ,-.| j.r.:i(.:»,»,ir ;.-,.-;: 
high! simulator: Lined lot pilot training. 

Vou'U probably r«. mc.ro ■:■! Phil's ■.vc-th ir 
tne near iLi-.irir .same or his rathe: tanner 
■3'?r"- pi-carom.'; 1-0 cin-nily being used to 
'■K'si "tl lie Ala- ■Prrihi./li.-.n Ab\C ■--.■■_- r rr -I rj 

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SCREEN TEST 1 




SCREEN TEST 

• I ;; This month's Screen Test is just 
I bustin' out all over with 1 6-bit software 
- looks like the Amiga and ST owners 
are starting to get the choice and qual- 
ity they've been asking for. But, just to 
remind us all that there's life in 8-bits 
yet, our highest rated game of the month is on 
....the Spectrum! Zooming onto a screen near you 
Is Digital Integration's ATF, one of the classiest 
j flight and combat simulators we've 
; seen in a long, long time. And those 
f 16-bitters will just have to eat their 
j hearts out; ATFls 8-bit only. 
I But there's some lovely stuff around 
j for Amiga and ST. Anco's budget 
Karting Grand Prix is a worthy - and noisy - rival 
to Super Sprint. Ere Informatique's Captain Blood 
combines snazzy French graphics with original - 

nand playable - game design. And 
Melbourne House's Xenon probably 
marks the state-of-the-art end of the 
line for 16-bit scrollng shoot-em-ups. 
But it's not all fun out there. Check out 
Robtek's Kwasimodo for a creature 
from the land that time forgot; Spec- 
trum Hunchback four years ago had 
to be better than this.... 
And don't forget to consult our 
Updates pages on the latest versions 
of the latest games for your machine. 

• THE ACE REVIEWING SYSTEM 




combines sr 

Ri 



>r a creature 






- PIC ?ic =i,-.ndB «r Prefllcl- 



* well as an ACE R: 



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These lasl two categories are II'l-p -,j give 
the way □! moughi, is inslamly enjoyable, 



is 'ACE very reputable 6 on O and S 



Arjvanced Computer =n:e-1-=ir-?ri 41 



^SCREEN TEST 



KARTING GRAND PRIX 



ANCO get on the grid 




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42 Advanced Compjv- Erlcrsiririen: 



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l^atogSfto 


• Andy Smith 


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SCREEN TEST" 



ROGUE 



corriiiiiw^-'.-e la- 



Ihcse at Melbourne House ate no exception 
The crmp.:li:r :n fcudwuis was iespoosCle 
lor malnlalnjio (he many tcadways that 
kited the mccns o! ihe pLani?: Ajmag^-.-i- 
cton Since Ihe computet wen^ licr/v/tre. :ts 



ROADWARS 

MELBOURNE HOUSE let the sparks fly 




AdYancsdCtmpjIerEnien.i-iniEn: 43 



"SCREEN TEST 



MACH3 

3D blasting from Loriclels 

U/UEM lu " gal E slowl i' d Y 1n 9 teeaw- 
rlnZn ot o spell casl by a nasty so 

fiirriM:!! m tolus Mrcch J plann.. aril ■.:■.■■ i -h 







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Enemy ships make on appearo™ 

la:-r you'll zc.:-.'.' i.;o agoing ine :|.. :r i|i 
camels - very cJr.-:nli 10 avail Bonn; [..,r 
me. -a rr :.■■.:■ by iiyiruj Itucjgh ■i.i-n-sl: on:'. 
tog of gcalpost-liKe. constnicBans. 

'■':■!■ :.! ■ ' :- :::- ...■ . :i :...■■:■'■ ■ ■/.:. ,. 
::"■>:■: i:..- -vrjeie n:v-;,: an.: '!.,.] 

n 5'r,ol al I -— . ■-.-■ tiding yn=er, head ot Star hi 
u::Ji G~ llir-ncr, I: uj- ■:-,- . ■--.:. ivu". 
'■!■ "■■■■■ ;:■■.]■ ,-r:-: iv:i:.::..r.:v ■ inula: .'ver, il ■ 
graphics are slightly ie-]>gged. 

Although ;t in ![::■. «iE'5 w.:l: :■'■ qiaplir. 
Mod: j -a:,', so :ea:ly gnp as q game t! 






...TRAZ 

CASCADE knock their balls around 



TRANSFORMABLE T,H 

llosh title for yet another SeaKa:], 1 ,-\ 
anpiung Isit ::: Ihi5 :g year-old q..nrT tc 



r">i::ally -giim:.! 
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SCREEN TEST' 



UNHOLSTER I 



RESCUE MISSION 



SEGA shoot-to-kill 



j chcnglng in. don't you? 
a hand pumped tdllway 
gun) and you follow o 



i a real shame (hoi ihe gome's 
■:t- ariy:h::iy iike a lasting chal- 




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alongside. This smjlimis adds an uiiwel 
come spot □! lajslromon to the proceedings, 
as lis not always pmubie loa-.v.d :;.* aliens 
I'crt'.in-io.v you're not sent all the way back 
to the beginning of the game. 

The extra weapons you can collect 
include s'_L-h .iseii.l linias as sine:: tcmbs a 
ve'licully L.r.ii'.t lasei Olid lii ■-' 



Advanced CDrnpuler Effleriainmenl 45 



"SCREEN TEST 



things: 



m to be stirring at what w 
e Argus Press Software or 

,;, now somewhat grandiloquently, nam* 

i3:ur:i Slam linienarnment. 



st original game you'll 
it is pretty enough ton 
rst). funny enough and 



i.iil nbcji.r ig'.gh enough -o > 



gone AWOL. Not surprising since r 
teat hrm seriously. Now, al course, the 
old is on Its way and only Eyestrain cc 



TERRAMEX 

GRAND SLAMS pretty arcade adventure 



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In order to carry a 












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bearers (.more sleieoty 




certain objecls can only be 








rh'icricE'ir, What oossibie use tor instance 


and then pick the thing 












which charncre: iuili.": u^- 








something with if 










Seeled, oft you 








blnatlon of exploration a 




First of all you will light on i 




you may find certain a 












man-eating plants that 


loUferote. Tne 


out the right object, anc 




hcover takes yoi. Hying up ■ 


another screen 






composed of aiouds anti p 








are togs more oh sets Is a 


cumulate rind- 






ing a brolly allows you to 


come back to 


ration, the game is accc 


mplished graprucal- 




ly and musically, it's 




unless yjuve found a cert' 


in .■■bss.-i .-j.ong 


youte not gelling very fc 




the way. you won! get past the nasty 




• PdB Connor 



46 Mvancod Compiler invTii-mr-n: 



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CAPTAIN BLOOD 

INFOGRAMES graphic stunner 




P&anxi ComnilB Entei 



"screen test 



THE ART OF CHESS 

SPA make their move 



IIMTII tec0[lt) V Amiga chew ployc-re 


whose design jusl doesnl give him the impor 




As Chessmosrer. good 


tance hs deserves. 






In other respects, though, the program 






has everything you could want It talks i 




is it shape up? Can it 




dethrone Chessmaster? 


foice moves: piay through a library ot classic 








a da with its ability at 






its sprites The Art 0/ 






loot good enough. 






ee dimensions. In 3D 






with bock-row piece. 


aram aqairist Cie.'.siii.j.M'?f -,- w- ca-" -r.m- 




™ " S ****** ^ 


ment definitively on their relative playing 




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AIMGA E2«.95r# 


OUTNOW | 


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^L*"* '"" *■'* *■.".!*■ t^H 


While 3D employs 












probably prefer to use 






IKllr'iy. The Aj-/o(CTi 






well. While the pieces me now clear 




m:o'.j_t.-i. theii design 
top-heavy roots and 


Knights and a king 


^^"j^r.^*"' 



strengths. But The Art 


Chess will detaiitely 


give you a very good 




And as well as its thiee 


T..:iL r iciv nr-^llincrs yu 






ina response time and 




The Art 0/ Chess has 


isme very attractive 


eatures which make it well worth a look, 1 


sadly 11 is let down by 




the details al display. 






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NIGEL MANSELL'S 
GRAND PRIX 

Turbo boost the MARTECH WAY 
FOLLOWING £ 



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Gameploy is satelylngly lough. 



wellic 



Id Championship, eveiybcdy will be 
letting doubly lor him again this year 
Martech especially so. because a successlul 
season for Nigel could lilter back to 
Mcnsci--! rank balance. 

So dees the game get into top geai? And 
.!■>■> i! h,-v,;. :lv- !i..,.-i '..- ;-:,?epiii the running? 
Quite simply, yes. With 16 a 



screen display to 




id wirh anything practise with the car for a while 
per race, a seasons start on some serious competing, 
vtiile to complete. Despite some rather dubrous collision 

lame options. It the detection (usually to your advantage lor a 
alistic to you, then change) during Ihe races, the game win cer- 
tainly provide you with a challenge, but not 



e la the drivei (through 
links) is displayed on this 
messages Dash intoim- 



challenge 









50 Aovarrsd Computer Er-lsnaw 



SCREEN TEST" 



ARER BURNER 

The right stuff from SEGA? 




THE KRYPTON FACTOR 

Accept the challenge from TV GAMES 



mtement (it any) ol the populat TV sener, 
Up la ioui playeis chase a game chc 
cler Irom a lisl ol eigi.i represented o: 
neen by a digitised portiaii and a bn 
lography. You con enter youi own occup. 
on. age. and home town if you want, hi 
irse details don't reappear in the game 
There then follow six challenges. 



s.-r.\\;r, willi _i hoprr/jic: the winner 

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XENON 

MELBOURNE HOUSE have the last word? 




Atari ST Version 



COMPETENT 






Jnd lo change scan) so 


its lolly nice to see i 


product coded by not 




It good, programmers 


[^'^J^T 


These chaps at teas! 




10 Hs M advance. 




i have demonstrated 




?i anothei vertically 


semiring shcal-em-up 




Considering it's a 


coin-op conversion, the 



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ground vehicle (lor destioying ground- 

liyhli--T ciatl [for Hying attackers). Changing 
between cratt Is -::".r_-_::-ly ■' m:r:e: o: aivir.a 
vein ioy : iii"'- n ■■.p.iiTk '.-/■"tLTrtle >■:: _' ;".:ii po 1 :-?-; 
problems you can iUBt hit the space bar) The 
overall idea is lo simply si.irv.ve to the end of 
the sector and destroy ihc- end-al-level 
gumdsan. Lois ot citra weapons cae there tor 
the taking SXKjnMmullrples. laser cannons. 
extia shields eta) - simply destroy certain 




Computer Enlertainmenl 53 



"SCREEN TEST 



urn rtecoriT - inreLLiacnce 




DIGITAL INTEGRATION fly out 



LOCKHEED I 



lei-.T sctscsly have MiaoPrcse g 
> game Project Sfeaii'h rigbTT c 
hen Digued Integration whe-.t il 
of the hangar. Based on tJ 



i on yout tcdl. Aside Itom 






keys lei throttle underceniiage ap 

ry handy auto-pilot modes, the 
, tenam-iollowing. makes land- 
stealthy successes tfeB gameS somaMig o: scope hugging a cinch while the second 
a departure lor DI. Rentier than producing lands your plane automatically for you 

is mould of Toma- Ones you've go! the hanc o: llyiiia - 

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your plane horn ahoi 
54 Advanced Compjter Emeroirirr 



aghungs, am 
garnet I stuck m. 
The wrap-around game i Once you've loaded up with cann 
" shells lei alr-tMir combat. ASHAAM a 
Maverick missiles lor surface targets and I 
being quite 5irnp:y lo ^■■'. r ir:n ::i- .>"i:I.t in /.:■>.: loer.rl yo.i ■ii.-r^. yon can home in on as' 
given mis- able Ice laking your bearings hom yi 
'ork out priori- , onboard compjlor l-.r-y in:o;c-:piu!: i 



SCREEN TEST" 




1 

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s instead you'll nave Id 
Be in manually This r 



awiul lot oi misses, but since :hey ■,■;,.■ igh Kir 


.-:■ . ■.::■■ ■"■:■'.'■■ :!::■:;■ i,-: ':: .: :;:e',' ■_:-.'■:', :h- 




only hazard SAM; fLcilcie-lj-An Missiles! 


■ ••;-.-*- 1,77,:;.-. .-.-.::v',--.nv missions. 


w..l winch voj outnghr it you dont hi the 


As you gain in exiJeiLen.ee yuii'i. ^■.■:i 


lammer key in time, and since losing three 


iiri.l ihat. rivnn o,: -h- lowest ot the game's 


planes ends the game regardless ol the way 


eight levels ol difficulty, you cant defeat the 


L lx: aroiirrl v."i! r 'i :iii:i:.li hi i"i. rh'iH y-u sioy 


.■■n.-rr:-/ ■imin.y r.v :i.:'-..ioyii-.i; i:'- in: 




ligence reports tell you about The only way 


Though the sue of the task is Irmited - the 


'■'■ ■ :■ :'■ .:■■ ■■ .;■. '!'-l : ■::.:.:■-!■ .■ '.: ':.:■ 


ganv.T wcr.d is always ihe sorrs see whciev- 


.jiki k inv/n .?...- : imv no" : ij:-ls - yiu CLi?' dh.- 


er level you play on - the inrdal disadvan- 


parnt these on t.-io inno '-?:om- each some - 


tage yeu start at steps up (root nol.hrng en 


Grirl imd L hv lareie:: /■■uiEell Tne orlivccd 


C-o.-iie :■:.■ -jrnfhrrjn 'k: ATT Ace setting, giv- 


computer will ir.icim vol. o: enemy -.irailc- 


ing n-l-.-ilv ■■! I:;i;lin:; in;.;Trsl Il'sqo: "lis Erne 




u-iitar.1! am lido: a::rl dialogic depth of Dur- 




reil's old Combat Lynx wedded to stale of the 


Interceptor shots will decrease yoiu 


art graphics: very playable stuU 


engine power and damage othei iy:.ic-iu : ; 


• Andy Wilton 




/Wvanrerl Compiler EntertainmM 



■screen test shorts 



CHAIN REACTION CHECKMATE 



DURELL clean up the mess 



Cheap chess from PRISM 




ZYBEX 



Action-packed blast from ZEPPELIN 

g two-player option, 



KWASIMODO 



ROBTEK'S humpty dumpty? 




b6 aj, ;-i ::■■:! .siriOL'Ci eT'tM 



SCREEN TEST' 



SPACE RANGER 

Environmentally sound Defender-clone 
from MASTERTRONIC 

DEFENDER ™ 



shouldnl dlmiss 
rmd. Space Bangui gi 
aspect of defender a I 



the Beta Crucis system, where the evil 
"vl -..-r-.;'. i.:n:.-iri :: . a:-l i:yr. r i'_ "C jL'J,]'.". ■.•ni;lnye 
and ']•-;::::.■,■ r ri ~- L-jdicenous liieioinis nil in 
'.'■' ■ ■ ' ■■: ::■" ■ ..:■.'.'. ".-]■'.■ '.■'.■.;■■ V .: i: 
one p[ the Space EnvnonmeiilLiI I'i rl t.-^t: tti 
SurujiT!, have to save the critters. 



The 


notion take; 


pla 


ce on the planets of 


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■::i'i '.■ar'hlTOur.'Ii O'l'-U:: will mr.si -ri lii'irid 
crround In circles or bouncing all ovei the 
place. Given your inertia and the tact that 
you'll have to use the spacebar 10 diop nets, 
this capturing can he a frustrating business 

And. ol course, you havenl got things all 
your own way Your radar display at the tot- 

wha are carrying them to the Morgdantm 
transporter. You'll have to blasl slaves while 
iryvig 'o rrvc.l- j-Jtrng !]»■ rri":i:s :heyre oai- 
rying. As levels progress, the slaves get nasti- 
er and become more ol a problem. 

Theies a good variety of creatures and 
.a:: a 1 '.-:-i [■.■:■■ m Space i?a,-iLi'. : r nil ci mem 
w-ry |-,-, ; r,jy drawn. While :he numhei of lev- 
els is pretty limited - to eight, in lad - the 
action gets fast and e*ci;iii:i -iiro.gh to "ate 
:!■:■■ vr-ry derivative game worth a look. 

• Pete Crmnot 


■jtj.:^.j.i..-..j.^.^ii:'. 



























violin cases. Thompson suts - 

theyte all here in Mmorsotis 

latest and long-awaited addition to their Cln- 

Don your pinstripe and scats and swag- 
■■: ■ ■ ■ 

programme takes you bact to the gced old, 
. :■■...■■■:■■ .:. 
the early Ihirties. Capone has lust lost his 
crown as king of the windy city a 



KING OF CHICAGO 

MIRRORSOFT make you an offer you 
can't refuse 









five movie type grins 'hoi follows u o^Mrnl 
plot and ailaws Ihe player to make crucial 

toe Most earlier attempts at this type at 
game have proved to be very limited 
s etc) hut King a/ 



tank 


■ i ■ reactions In any 




■1 [*) M *1 1 .' 1 1 i -l J.i 1*111 -1'J M 






J 



Choosing your course ol acti 
selecting one of Pinky Callahan' 
folks! thought 
cccotdlngly Entertaining I 
flavour ol ' 
providing a lair challenge. 



RELEASE BOX 


AMIGA £39.93* 


OUT MOW 


MAC £49.95* 


IMMINENT 


ATARI ST C4.99A 


SPAING 


mm £1499dh 


SPRING 







Lacremedelacreme 

of the games world. 

Now cleverly implemented 

for YOUR computer. 




-Leisure 
Genius 



SCREEN TEST" 




PLATOON 

OCEANS rumble in the jungle 



ottering another jungle sequence iollcn* 
grenade Ihrowing. The scenario fie 
you blaslmg your own (very nasty) se 



l~-_",s ".end io lie c pie:"/ miserable 
ut despite some gameplay grumbles 
dees hnnc Iigeihei pretty well en 
ses the point somewhat. The lv 



This helps add depth to 9 
eh gameplay. while Ihei 
the plot advancing. But t 
□Use a serious subject, < 



VIETNAM'S—" 

hcdly surprising, bul UK soltv 
ai." luiliei IL.--U-: 1M---T 10 I:l11i:hi ■'_■■._ I 



Spectrum Version 






RELEASE BOX 

£995cs, £14SSdk OIJTNCW 



your way through ft 



diilering perspectives 
mid jL.iiir^- niL-dndi. d liie giLi-': ■u' 
siLige-: y.j'_ie :cio-.--".l v. 7 ::!": :eaii". .:in-:i ■: . : .- 1 ■ i :-y 

In Ihe jungle maze of Ihe <2r. ".lags you 
Hove v. i.nd li box ol "-•■pioi.ive', .iiio ;!vi".a. 
rime o budg- '.vIlJ:-- lending ofl VCs and 
dodging Iheir booby-haps By dueling. 
|umc_".g ro\d iuuiii you can avcid enemy 
," ■ ilr r ur rv.n il 

■;■■'. ;■■ ■ i in i : 1:1. 

that is. Jumping con ciso gs! you eve; :rip- 
V.T8S and spider-hole snipers, but □ hand 



search a VC-syrr.pLnheli'i ^liiage :■:! ■-■ i la! 
equipr-is-n: nameiy "i map ol ihe tunnel 
".o!i"."i-: : :< viliac'? and n ;-rcn in 

supine it by vc crfr-eko-p; am in-''Tiipf>- 1 ii.Ji 
^ r ::i" ii-noieni vi'ia :io: -, "h:. iaim'"" Inoog-.i 

■ i'.' ■■. ■ ■■ , Io ',■ i.l ■■.!! 

nicely Shooting villagers camps sliN j.Hinal 

ties so there's something ot a Hcnariii Alloy 

side to the action here, but mostly " 

ter ol Learning whei 

getting To it. Once youVe 

torch and Ihe Hap door Into Ihe lunnri sys 

tern, stages thjee and foui load In. 

As you explore the tlmied tunnels 
searching loi VC weapons each" 
spring from the water wielding 
vlval depends on reflexes alone, quick. 




'SCREEN TEST 



THE TRAIN: ESCAPE 
TO NORMANDY 

ACCOLADE do the locomotion 

vive &£££S£, 



ffiviete to meet the Allies 
The gams breaks 4 
sections - securing stato 
and driving the train. 




s regulating speed. 



furnace temper 


rtureand 


rateilev 


Ss and 


during these se 
















screen, and fror 










shcoimg 






eiemv iighlcrs 


The ma 






colled up at th 








the player to plan his rou 






which bndges c 






sued by 


which side, and 








KnpvourlumEEIqipHd 










You sled Ihe game at midnight ar 
reach Riviere before dawn. Ihe Ti 
ages to combine a small ■irmoiir.t o 
and planning with a fair old slice t 




TOURNAMENT OF DEATH 

INFOGRAMES go rifling through dungeons 
LEEi 



d (a familiar name?) 



the second of the lime Jtoubfeshooter 
Are: in: ilebut in :hi- Pn±ibi!\vn lype 
itac? .4:e Les it i.f.ag.i:.i: ihi- i.ivil Vo:l 
'ii.aiiciv ,'■.-■ ■uniaiii. bul :f-.ji, limo in 
arcade adventure set in the 1 3th Century. 

That Yellow Peril has nabbed 
Shroud and is preparing to destroy 
up to Lee to recover it. The taces c 



Count ol Savoy. □ 
iwtncii -?-': yi± n 



in the 



Wntffc 


nd two vertical m. 


ters at Ihe side 




RELEASE BOX 


AlartST 


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OUT NOW 


C64.-12S 


&95cs,E1t9S* 


IMMINENT 


IBM PC 


E1S.35nk 


IMMINENT 


AHS 


E3;55C £14.95* 


IMMINENT 





action represent Lee's health and strength 
:■...] IT: :i c ii'.i.iii v.'.iii u !■:>-. ihe player has to 
waggie -he Ioystrcli rhythmically la raise 



60 A:i-.-.?ni- i=-a Cnrnputsr EnlHttaimnHfit 




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SCREEN TEST SHORTS^ 



BALL RAIDER 

ROBTEK go in to bat 



STRATTON 



BREAKOUT clones sffl! surface joystick to control your hot. A 
now and ogam, and herei one goad looker that unloiiiiE.a'eij 
of the Amiga vanety YouVe got has no gameplay. 
25 levels lo complete, each with * Andy Smllti 

superb fcackround graphics 




1 ANCOs good-looking number 

SENSmVT controls spell so sensitive you'll 1 

oulaus-lrotang hormantally hulting the walls a 

ig shcei-era-up You're Hy- 

s ship through □ tun- 



CRL look into th 


3 future 






..... 




iQfrQgi 




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3=H5: 

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-Pl| 11 - h-IEJtt-t 



giuphi^, and rase help make 
the; an erit.-jyablegame. 

• Andy S-h 





GRID START 

ANCO hit top gear 

RACING games aren't exactly fun. you might argue, but rheres 

ten a penny these days - a! just really too much chance 

under a tenner this one Is pieity involved In what should be a 

cheap tor the Amiga - hut routine manoeuvre. 

they're certainly thick on the Andy WilSa* 1 

ground. This one oilers yon eig'-' 

of the woild's great Gland Pr 



' ' ' ' 



ad Computer Entertainment 63 



SCREEN TEST UPDATE 



New versions of old favourites? We've got 'em! ST Test Drive's out on i 

the forecourt, Amstrad Flying Shark's ready for take-off and somehow 
we've crammed in three helpings of Tetris. Enjoy! F 




PC & COMPATIBLES 



TETRIS 


of yauj dEaie boshing ar 
rest ol the day crammi 
shapes, into tight space 

spreadsheet lor Ihose Be 


MtrcreilliW.W* 

If [he Sn-jrinim vr-iaon wasr.l all it might 


and-magenla CGA version, a full colour EGA 






version ujij u :::!nlly v.- - n . I--- rii i --:- o: rneir.c- 




ry-iesjdent vereian.1 Call il up in the middle 


• ACE RATING 905 



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SCREEN TEST UPDATE™ 



AMSTRAD 



FLYING SHARK 

Firebird M. Bo{ I Z.Bdk 

Spectrum ration reviewed \we 5 - AC! Ruling SB 

CM "erslon reviewed Issue 1 - ACF Doling 73S 

Rathei slower thorn the Spectrum version and 

:.u .1 giear :;eoJ !Tiui-cdo.:i!i.: = .._. - =■ -v= sli'.l 

6ii:e:iaui^.Li i:iJI ui vei LcaLy scrolling shoot- 



li. The game speeds 



■jS 


• ACE RATING 784 



r.lhy <.riMS|x:nsiv. ■. so g-imos Icr.r 
::l c^o-irriirirjlv tri.ir.-i'Tinr] .■-. gr 
badly mauled. 

■ ACE RATING 716 



ATARI ST 



TEST DRIVE 

Electronic Afls iU.95dk 

Amiga version reviened Issue S - ACE Ming W4 
CW version reviewed Issue 6- ACE RAg 615 
Theie isn't quite the same polish tc 
graphlcsonthlsdilvei'sevev! w ad 
that the Amiga version manages - ti 
sound in particular talis a little shoit c 
mark - hut thal's only to he expected 



^sJS 



• ACE RATING 819 

WARLOCK 

The Edge SUM* 

Some very poer pioyii:: mii.ny inc:k:!s 1'h is iso 
metric 3D otrcade adventure o real disap- 
p :■!!■ :■'■- ii : Ti:- gupiuc:- j!-n: Ilo hi-.} iinl 
ccvuiijKiicn 'i- very po-i [■_om i-i-iiiu^-iia i: : 
|:-_:LE_iLLv ^1-^ -ii'-l "I-- -ock -'I li iL'.'sli'-k ci 
incuse :p:i"ii - j:s keyboard or nothing - 
i : ■ h .i ■-■ I '•■/■ ' 



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ed Computer Entertainment 65 



SHOOT-EM-UPS" 



There are times when you 
need a rest from all that puz- 
zling and brainwork that a lot 
of games provide; when 
what you really want is a 
good strong dose of furious 
frenetic, noisy, reaction- 
testing, nerve-racking 
ACTION. In short, what 
you need is a good 
shoot-em-up. In these 
pages you'll find listed 
the games we think are 
fit to be included in any 
self-respecting space 
pilot's collection. 



SHOOT- 



ACADEMY 


mattei of punle-solving, 








than lightning reflexes - bite all 




mora than your acrlt can chew 




and you're done roj.. however 


T C19.95dk 


gocd you are A game you sit 


E19.95dk 


and one that'll keep you going 


uch □ way of Me as a 


lor a long longtime. 


Roto 


gp^^^g 


fHH* 1 ^?*" 


SiT3M 1 


out. Graphics are basic but 




,B while sound effects are 


1- ■fcsijj-^^^ 


™*1^££ 


ihsbSS 


to'wTeachsefbsn'g 




c^ccessed^by successfully 


BACKLASH 






j.y n-ir.c [:■;- noTTLb : v 


Atari ST E19.95dk 




Amiga E19.95dk 


ction totes place over a 2D 




cops- which you can map 


Ajr,-: |-,e n.'Z-sqv: enplorutons of 


want to Success is more a 


fhe hugely successful Meice- 




Advanced Compiiler Enlefghmen: 6 7 



■SHOOT-EM-UPS 




Item in your sights V 


ry tost 


best available It not only looks 


spectacular explosions 




good, but 11 also plirv: well .ii\a 


menng, 3-dimensiona 










the action nghl al the lop ol the 




-em-up 


league without sacrificing 






smanibness ot plrTyc"'il:iv Tr.r: 


possible and late as i 




mission is prelly well identical to 


the blighters with you 




the arcade original - collect the 


can. You'll run out ol 




humanoids ond deliver Ihem 


muscle long before you 




safely to your Diopjorie before 
they get turned Into hideous 
mutants by rhe alien;. As lor the 
aliens - well, you should know 



DESTRUCTO 




MSTRUCTO -CutegnphH.^naertolqime 


an ulterior decorator, but for all 




thai trading and mining you 


A super budgel game loi one or 


can do there's still a cracking 


two players in which each play- 






between sale syslems carrying 




legal cargoes 11 you want, but 


over one o! his ships i'M-Ji: :■]:■. 


the only way you'll gel that cov- 


or islands Shoot down enough 


eted deadly or eiife ranting is 


planes and the installation is 




destroyed and you can proceed 


ing othei ships. This Isn't easy; 


to the nent level. With 21 difler- 


the combat is 3D tactically as 


ent levels and huge cutesy 


weil as graphically, so maraud- 


graphics. Destmdo Is an 


ing pirates can attack Ham any 


oVanced ComjuJle' Enla-iai-im!?-.- 





Stunning 3D graphics 

gamesteis was the pace ol the 
action - last, furious, and unre- 
Isii'jic By lociay >, siaresids in..- 




And on the Spectmm - m 
seen. Destroy the desce 



hiibn.tir I 
• • Sj:t^m:rr, 



The varied alien wave- 
ns a demanding 



MAG MAX 



Here's a honzcmcly scioliu-ia 
shooi-errvup that has the piayei 
contiolhng a robot scouring the 
surface ol a planet looting tor 

designed to lepel the hordes of 
invaders and every part ot the 

increases the his (ue power. The 
end-ol-level guardians and pro- 
gressively harder stages make 
lor one highly addictive and 
extremely playable game that 
will certainly lest your reactions 
The Spectmm version Is, 



MOONSTRIKE 

Spectrum f7.95ce 



■-/!:::■■ ir..-;-h:c r . I:isr-v. nnii'.: 
■:i;.:p.:n: lo .'.iglif Farce fans bi 
they're ellectrve and witty. 



SHOOT-EM-UPS" 




PARADROID 

WJB E7.95CS C1295dk 



.vitnegic challenge T 
of a space ship is Ihe ! 
unique gameplay sty] 



<:.•->!■:■ nn-ocai:! by 'irn -"iici::.:: 
ihr;rr. nnc Inen taking control of 
ihriTi": Ail a! ihir. :■ incrticaiiy ■:: 



SPORE 

Bulldog 
Ci 09cr. 



Willi a whopping 70 screens ol 
genei.ccily altered spiles out to 
drain you] slup's eneigy. Open 




gel (hem Strang out in pmsuit. 


destroy the Egion flagship (Ihe 




Staiglider). as you have to keep 


away at them beioie they can 


your eye on youi Claris energy 


reach you. Frenzied stuM but <r/ 


levels etc. A wonderful Viewed 




&CW ihe cockpit' game that has 


has 30 redeiinable screens to 


as big a task as you could hope 


edit once you've burned out the 


to iind in a shoot-em-up 


bum-in h;I . Terrific value) 






3D STARSTRIKE 


5TARGLIDER 






Spectrum E7.9SCS 






C64 £14.95 05 E17.95dk 




Amstrad E14.95C5 £19.95 dk 


A jij'Xr.slsis l lc-c:': of :(-.-.■ Akin 


Atari ST £24.95 dk 




Amiga £24.95 dk 




IBM PC £19 95 dk 


the recent official <Dcma.K> 






Harglidef is still one ol the best 


Lho" he ncritei; m J~ : p :.:.:■ 


examples ol vector graphics 








ups you can buy. There's a lair 




ol' slice ol strategic planning 




involved as you Dy yam AGAV 


Teinlic lor its time, and great 




value nowadays il you can 


Novenia in Ihe attempt to 


lnd.il down 


ISHHfi 


HMH 





TANK DUSTERS 



,e of a family ol vety 

games by Design 

Design, who weie originally G:i 

"he good old. bad old days) 

: ailed Ci vital and produced 

Spectrum 

including the notorious 




compila- 



"SHOOT-EM- UPS 




70 Advanced Campus E-vrla.nmt 




PREFACE FOB A TOTALLY WEW PLWiLL IT YLE OAMI 
PEEPAEE TO BE I/ISTA/H1Y HOOKED, PBEPAKE FOK FEA/fTIO C 

PREPARE FGBJI/raCT! 



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PLAY A BATTLE OF WITS IN CORPORATION . . . 
Encounter a critical race against time for survival 



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WIN! 3 Z88 

PORTABLE 

COMPUTERS 

AND 25 

- COPIES OF - 

IMPOSSIBLE <S > 

MISSION 2 



COMPETITION" 




The Z88 


















by mat you gel used to II 








ral demands quiet, sucii as 


a library. 
















sheet, BASIC, cl 




















discos... Gel cam 


letingloronerml ^BJ 



Yes, codebusters. Professor Elvin Atombender is back 

- with a vengeance. To celebrate, Epyx and ACE are 

going to award to three winners of this competition, not 

just copies of the brilliant Impossible Mission 2, 

but superb Z88 portable computers from 

Cambridge Computers. And 25 run- 

ners-up will each receive a 

copy of the game. 



HOW TO 
WIN 




In Impossible Mission you 
play the role of the secret agent 
who must slop the nefarious Mind ben- 
der's megalomaniacs I plan 
1o see II you've done your homework on secret 
agentlng. Below are 6 questions about fictional spies from 
film and TV. All you have I o do is select the right answers from 
the alternatives, write them on the coupon provided and then send It to 
Impossible Mission 2 Comp, ACE, 4 Queeen Street, Bath B1 1EJ - by the! 
15th April. 





4. WHD played Steed 




Trie Avengers' 




la) David McNee 


ib'i Hotel Vaughan 


IB)MaiMcNee 


(clFrankie Vaughan 


10 Patrick McNee 


2 Who played James Bond in the film On Her 


5. Who was Smiley in 


majesty's Secret Service'' 


Tinker. Tailor. Sold 


la) Sean Connery 


(a) Frank Si out 


(B) George Lazenby 


; - ■ Alec Guinness 


Bj Roger Moore 


(c) Joe Mackeson 


3. Who mas lire secret agenl Harry Palmer n ihe 


8.WhowasTJieS«n 


Lite The Ipcress File ami Funeral in Berlin? 




(a! Trevor Howard 


(a) Ian OaJIvy 


(0) Oliver Tobias 


It) Roger Moore 


It! Michael Caine 


(cl Edward Callan 



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Adranced Computer EMMaMnM 73 



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1MH 



TRICKS N TACTICS* 



A bumper bagful of tips and pokes this month, including 
pokes for Quedex, Jack The Nipper II and Flying Shark. 
We also bring you the solution to the last two towers in 
Nebulus and a magnificent players' guide to that Superior 
mind-bender Bonecruncher. 

TRICKS 
TACTICS 



BUBBLE BOBBLE 

A handy little tip to ST 




NEBULUS 

Following Bob Wade's wonderful tips 
up to level six in Issue 5, we con now 
bring you the solutions to the othei 
levels. 

• Tower 7 Go ront. on;a ;|-e mi .10 Lp. (p 



GRYZOR 

A neat cheat for Spectrum owners. 

Load in the 48k side of ihe tape. Choose 



or Rasian. Select the Restart 




ftdranceti Computer Entt 



"tricks n tactics 



BONECRUNCHER 
PLAYERS GUIDE 



This challenging puzzle game grabbed a 
massive 943 ACE rating in our March issue. 
Check out our timely tips, passwords, and 
tactical hints... 




76 Advanced Computer EiwiMnini 



TRICKS N TACTICS 



■ ■■■ 



PHASE 3 







MONSTER ■ WALL GATE 

STAIRWAY ■ EARTH SKELETONS 

KEY GLOOKS CAULDRON 




■tricks n tactics 



QUEDEX 

It this quest for ultimate dexterity Is 
proving a little tough for you on the 
CM, this infinite lives poke shoud 
come in hondy. type in the listing, run 
and load the game from the start. 




ANDY CAPP 

Here's the solution ond some general tips for Mirrorsoff s cartoon skiver. 



DEFLEKTOR 

It last month's players' guide didn'i help 
you conquer this game then hope'ullv 
this poke will. 




KISSES 12 



For those CM ers with a reset facility, this 
poke will give you infinite lives. Load the 
game, reset the computer and enter; 



THE HACKER, Li 



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TRICKS N 1 TACTICS" 



□ THE HUNT FOR 
RED OCTOBER 



The lives of ST users hove been made a 
whole lot easier thanks to this I t^e tp 



DARREN PARDOE, Basingstoke. 

JACK THE 
NIPPER II 

CM poke tor infinite Jocks. Simply type 
in the listing, RUN it and bod the game 
from the start. 



!0 FOR 1=256 TO 296 


=iEAD A: POKE 


IANEXT 




30 DATA 








40 DATA 








SO DATA 








60DATA76,16.13a.O,0 




SEAN AND ADR 


AN MEADS 


Basingstoke. 





FREE SOFTWARE!!! 



Well, almost. All you have to do'l 
send in your maps, lips and 

pokes to 

TRICKS N TACTICS 

ACE 

4 QUEEN STREET 

BATH 

BA1 1EJ 



It your lips are chosen for Ihe 'tip ol 

the month' prize, yau can expecl to 

recieve SIX lop-rated games lor your 

machine specially selected by Ihe 

ACE team, completely free. II you 

need any more encouragement, 

consider this. Wesley Smith earns 

himselt copies ot A. T,F, Platoon, 

Nigel mansell's Grand Prix, Scruples, 

Rampage and Grymr lor his 

Spectrum. Darren Pardee wins a 

copy ol Xenon for his ST. Sean and 

Adrian Meads win a copy ol Driller 

lor Ihelr C64 and 'The Hackee earns 

himself a copy of Platoon. Leroy 

Bagwell runs off with a copy of A.T.f 

for his Spectrum John Mack 

however, wins himsell a copy ol 

Captain Blood Now, aren't you 

lealous? Well, gel those tips sent in 

and your name could appear in 

this very spot ♦ 




GARFIELD 

This C64 cheaf should grace your 
feiine chum with infinite food and hell 
loose his need to toke nops. simply 
type in this, listing, run it and load the 
game from the start, 



21FC=3255THENPC 
3 PRINT "DATA EHRC 



HE MASTER HACKER 



720° 



Weather too bad to skate ana precise 
your Boneless to Deaths? 





Missed some earlier issues of ACE? Don't despair. 
Copies can be despatched to your letterbox (or just 
£1.50 each (postage free). Look at these highlights. 



I B066LE (CM and Spectrum versions) 1 



SUES lOcpr code A1 SOBS) 



(Order code A120B4) 



The fabulous 



IE 



How to order 

of the FREE POST order forms on page 125 (Pink 

s;. ijuG'irxi iha re:evanl order code|5). Or jusl telephone i 



_.,.»■ ncll/F 
EACH*""" 

ACTION 

The reactor wants to live, its automatic defense 

mechanisms may not ... only you are the 

difference between continuing calm or almighty 

destruction. 




PHILIPPE ULRICH/DIDIE*BOUCI_.. 

CAPTAIN 

b L O O- D 



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THE SOUND 
OF MUSIC 



A photo-romance by CHRIS JENKINS. 



Could his love for his micro survive his passion for music? Read on 




MIDI equipment comes in all snapas and sizes, from £99 keyooardles: 
tionship with your neighbours; play a keyhoard when you thought yog could modules U El 500 synthesiser! SWTH •;' IDSU ran make veiy mde noise: 

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POINTS OR 
PROGRESS? 

Way back in the distant video game past the question was with us, and it divided games 
players even then. In those days it took the form 'Do you shoot saucers?', but deep down 
it was ali about whether to go for points or progress. 

Q™<S«b toucan in qua 
little cigar-shaped bbt 
lhat periodically whizo 



■■■ o -.. loeiaEl sanga :: am B e tn a (u ■■■ ■ 

alien pack. Was it worth, it? Were you tetter 
': ■ ■ ■..; ■; ::' ■:: ■'.'. !.- i I -. ;:. : ■:■■:: -■■. 
t'..::h.r:r iriln the game' 

The dilemma cropped up ogam ana 
ogam in the gieat rush of coui-ops that fol- 
lowed. Were the powei pills in PacMan van- 
munching ghosts, or was it better to use 
Mieir. cor j ■roil.:- - 1 'on while Harrying on the 
i! lift! Ian: I. i-.hL <:■'. r"i.:-~ina lh.e sneer. "" Wit; :. 
worth using slow draw in Qii; ana" vastly 



BAT A NO BALL STYLE 

Fof some reason modem Breatouf 

ttves really da bring out the divfe 
games players. If! the tokens thai i 
course the tempting capsules in Ar 
the glowing horseshoes in Impact tti 
youi tat entro powers, divide the t 



Opposing camps took things to bizane 

goals. Points players would find safe spots on 
-Hi -vir-i ::-sre r-la:i:_".ii 
incoming craft. deftbBtcrtely ■■ iv 
fragmeni of debrE vr 






; key to the sudden h 



ARKANOID 



ie capsules thatll help you clear the 
i mast painlessly (progress) or lor abso- 
any capsule you can reach (points), 
voai-viii a .ways easily dsiiiLaut'.liiibL! 1 ; 



f-i.Tiy:-!-. in 






level tonuses they got. 

11 isnt just classic arcade oldies that 
H ^ aboi the 
smart bombs in Flying ShartrV H you use 
:r.c-rn v'--'-- L-'idoubie-illy -. : .".-i miiix-- :::.r rav- 
ing them up basts your bonuses 
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:_!<--<■■■ 'hrc.iiin Al lll-t y: jll j]vv_iy i. win L '■■:■ 
,-„:„ yv,..i -jii -v. ii :;,: v ■_■ .. ..i i r 

c-i 1 1 !■_-•;. iy about the game. eg. what happens 

playing lot points you will finis;; il i-.v :ac.i. 
cv-i' Guns* :hal awmd e:dia lives ev-iy 



ILiliie: iu.du.my ir.Tv.-n; progress playei 

ura ■:::■: ill- ii mg I hose bonus points after all. 

Al heart the games that really bnhg 01 
the progress or points player in all of us or 
flenble games: FocMan. Arkanoid and Q£ 
aie ei-iiiy much wrv.il ynii mate Inr-m The 
achieve nKlaii pluyabiliiv witho-i: itJIiii 
individual style. Making decisions an 
developing tactics are vita] ingredients i 
ianiep>ty. Lj; so many iilei mese day 









'■' "■■!■.■ "hing; ■ , ---m.:i t<...v>. 





I tonus, but they do stop you getting the 


IMPACT 




0l!C>- ■.:■ : i lm: Mir^li: 1: 


i.i>- Iioiiniii ■:■: 


ictuie loi gaining en.tr 


bolt's trapped at the top ol the tayou! 




ive the wise progress 


:..: -. ■■ ■. :■:•■ ■ ■.-.::. I ■■ ■■. ::.. .. .I!:.:- 




s loi something really 


□round □ while. Progress players don't 


and then ™ 


rpping them at the 



■ ■: ■-. ;:. :■:■: :i ■.■;'- ■■ ■:: ::■.:■ :]■.:■■.- ■.■-i: ■ ■■ 
li.gger n yel - bu: orcadly spooling both 
types of playei aiiM-i In.-- -:7ich!".g '■..■■'■!■: 

: completely dirieienl rsicr^ hniv.nei 
jd.ngi Mi* iJSl Ihlliq -r: a [?7!ri!; \::nvr\r, 
.:,<: H->. irtei Ihe c~;.-, aiiBmative - cold. 
i:J. iiigii-iocie mailing painls - and hell 
;; :i wlioppng '?.000 ol them i( he can cIecd 

SiOs lecily good you can trade in loi an 



LIMIT SETTERS 

Giecd is perfectly leasonc 
any healthy paints playei 



nighis itymg !c 



games playei sleepless 
tch the tap ot the high 
setting Is something else 



Id playing a collectable weapons 
p without collecling any of the 
Evet used Insets on a lough oppo- 
le even when you could easily 
ale 1 That's limit setting (or you 

rte the sail ol people who reckon 



men! out ol a game 

The typical limit si 
on the cracta In the | 




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iin---. :■:: "hH itinl!"::.!'- 

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:i.--- ■:.:: !.-:■:. :-.i Iv-iinr: \v/tn 
going is loi sissies. 



BODY BUILDERS 

Progress ts normally a manor cl ck .unrig Ihe 
current screen, fighting yout way pas! the 
neir ~aioi ibsta-ki -r ri.Kiiiiiing ±e check- 
point beiore youi time runs our. There are 
ithei kin :ls ot crnrjrr-ss I hut games can offer 
you nowever. the lashionahle one at trie 
momem remg !:*iy fjiiii'.Jing - self-improve- 
ment by collecting weapons oi other bonus 



go playeis bav.- wojila: b. 
craft locon'ral Whether us : 
Green Beiel. calerpiUar 1 
nadlome a diones and laser; 
scrojiiiy shoot-em-up since 
lional weapons and leatuir 
nnrrual players with a very 




SIGHTSEEING 


The sine progre 


»s players a compulse 




aineer type who absolut 


ly must reach ihi 


nesl level simply becaui 




challenge rsnt the on. 


thing to go lor 


theres the view tram Ih 



Mull you'd been playing -;ioa..iy i 
giammers soon leam J Ibe vav.io :il en 
tares or a change of graphics as a 
!::r niGiiiiess Tnese days I'ne bulk 



expense of plcryabilily. As a result, an awfu 

seer.c_. ih.- picgress changes there are. 

Though many gar: .111,1 gel Ice io'ial 

loi you to leach the petal cf stagnation 
there are always cheat modes, maps 

reach Thai m-ni:.': sp.L i:ie game lc: ycj 
but in practice the gcineplay itien i i: r. 
gcoci -.rifjugli 10 iiuid on us own once rr,i 



THE GAME OF THE GODS 




| ARCANA 



ST/AM IG A DISC £19.95 



ADVENTURE 



This month the Pilgrim continues his exploration 
of role-playing games with the excellent Bard's 
Tale II - just released and undoubtedly a major 
achievement tor adventurers to revel in. Plus a 
host of other goodies covering every aspect of 
adventuring with your micro. 



BARD'S TALE II 

Excellent role-ploying epic from ELECTRONIC ARTS 



Int (role-ptaylng-gormes) released 
ate a party of up 




t::e jo:: c: sire (whio:- t>: compi.ifii do-ss- so: 

In addition there one an asirui.si-.inc ?■> 
spells and »..:■.■■:."■: -r-ay;c:il iongs. rv.i-.icr. only 
Sc:c!s ?! cojisii can sing) Combine all 

and puzzles and you have a very satisfying 



all those who fancy □ spot ol battle and 1 must be admitted 
hiavado in foreign lands - the emphasis. It | but who could resi 


s mora on action than , 


Sole on Issue Eight! 

This monlh's RPQ. Bard's Tale II, fries to give (He adventurer trig best 
get complex charade' cieanor a laigs rr.iii. AND reasonaote graphic 
And even il a lol ot the In ifiirjs do lank der-lca from ire outside, they 


can still spring some nasly 




a games from Origen Sys- 
Ring of Darkness from Win- 


lersoli. ■/.-ii-cl- we 1 bs neroonrig lo- 'ie sake ot nostalgia. 





LOADS OF MIDNIGHT 



Epic satire from CRL? 

EXCELLENT T^tZ^T 



RELEASE BOX 

£5 .35c: HEVIEWED 



iicitjr.ar.eiv l.;>:iti:r:y up Ihe game iais 
3 interest to begin with especially v;ia 
u see some subtly (amiliai graphics ai 
ahse that - in the eoily sieges at least - II 
cgram manages to be guile clevei at it 



on: :s also disluibnaly 
labels ol Midnighi and ar.yono ■lijiulia: wish 
the various citadels and plains ol that 
domain should have a few laughs. 

Nairn filly one ol ±c bos: loomies ci the 
original Lords ot Mianiy-,: was the strategy 
element :: woulo have ii'ieii nice ic see 

Loads ol Midnight, but It doesn't appear. 

' ' all, lecffly Trie huincji 






ihegan 



of Mike 



lei-.ote cossib ":■,• 'is ye;: discover o ipcice- 
sicncn and find ::i;i: :.i disturbing numbs: ci 
ample commands fiie nol cocepied oy !-,(:■ 
prfciam Spilling mistakes bat are inmally 
cinusiiig f'hcuoTilically' ioi example} scon 
became nothing !• .1 o sympicm ol ; eoi 
game-testing and faulty execution. 

Software companies liiffi pub ::■. 0.:;:!le' 
and GACed games need lo Ton-oirbor lla! 




gTiiniinalico.: s 

design Then you cor end up with some 
good crofijcis Wiihoii' il '.;>'.. ge: so.~sSiii-.fj 
.,■:.■, . i .i ii ,■•■ ii. .pie wil -,■■ ii lo 



NO PROBLEM! 



m to gel an egg trom Ihe 
i*s al me camera. Eventual- 
id 'play olowns'. 



Rotin ot Sherwood 



stsoulh of me Grange Tliere'l 



is Cafe and follow man' la 






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92 Advanced Computer En 



ADVENTURE™ 



♦ The Travellers' Times 

Edited by: The Pilgrim • Honorary Editor: The White Wizard • Published by Far-Future Publishing 
Pilce: Free with every issue of ACE Magazine. 



INFOCOM GO HOLMES 



Gulf Crisis for Activision 



iming house Abstract Com 



Feryus McNeill. MIndNghler h 



-tfffti-SfS* 







le "MESSAGE" fi 

d RAMRESTOHE. Tl-ere 1 : 
alure whereby the mi 



A THOUSAND KISSES 

Soren Bang Hansen, Danish adventure supremo, points out just how difficult it is for adventurers abroad. 
If you thoughl The Pawn was tricky, wait till you tackle a game where a typical location description might 
read: De er i en moerk og uhyggelig gang uden vinduer. Makes the Goblin's Dungeon seem like an open 
door... 



man (i;»; bigacs; :~ any ncii-English 

i ■ !i ■■ !■: i ■■■ i in i ■■ li. II !in 

news. iev:i:v;s. t;-,c ova, ccnipLeli! s;)l'..l:ons 



throughout Scandinavia, and I certainly 
toil ho v.; any moici problems' because ot 
this. As you wiii see ihete 5 a jxirticuior rea- 
son ior fes [(pad on. and find out wr:y play- 
ing abicad is often oonsiderably more diffi- 
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LINGUISTIC DIFFICULTIES 



■:::ioi [jiiaii;;(io trrea one a lo! 
>ged. How do you go about 

:. ■ .■...:■■ .-. ■::■■. : . ■.■' 
OutHde Erila::-,. U!>A. Ajstic 



only a matter ol solving logical puzzles. 
Often the most difficult task is hitting 
upon the particular wind or phrase 
required by the program in order to 
perform certain tasks in the game {the 
dreaded Siprion iu-.'l command in 
Cior.nel S'r, C:^.\:-: i-; ■-■r.<:- such exam- 




:15 smfceddfsi :-: iii: >exi This mean: 
: have to jride.-s'uiid every single bi 
lich gees to make nr. English dictio 
absolute necessity 



i.s dui.ivr my :ong lite as 

16v;ew<-i. ;; liirccc" ', [Vera 1 ! 

v.--- d 'tits game m 

was lr.e Iiiki evei :tn;a;:-i g; 



■ :■;. :.■.;■:. 
nost populca CK 



we Vikings puzzie over. [ have compiled 

game gats :n my helpline mail. The li 
sbswr: hire for ma.! KC'-.fi-l ;.;::: '-■', 
1 KerniHc: (Mastertronic) 

■i I ■■■ 
3 Valkyrie : .' (KcmJain co:c-i 
■': A:r;iw a: tenth (Channels* 



Danish Dynamite 

Ever played a Danish adventure? Thought 
not. but just Imagine what you would do if you 

De ar i en moerk og uhyggelig gang uderi 
vinrtuer. Kun taa at |er kan forslaa dene! 

long lime. It's called Tuanokys' (Danish for 'A 
tor the Amiga written m compiled BASIC by 
The game is a funny little slary in which your 
'or a rightly vis l jy ycur gu Viend Eielore you 



acveniures is generally far below Ihi 
English and American games. But de 
that. II is always a refreshing e>perie™ 
play a game, rudimentary as it may b 
your native language I 



5 Robin ol Sherwood (Adventure Int) 

As you see lliere isn't a single Iniocom 
■■..' these five all-time classics. 
:■.-■.::" do t.ave I "r-ii: :-■ r ow-i rxr.c 
loyc and oec.icc.~ed Icllowen; - in Den- 
mark like everywheie else And ]it: one at 
them 1 Its just thai theis ?. an awtu lol o: text 

Another common problem facing a 
Scandinavian wizard is that of gelting hole o' 



small niche ;■:-;; ■>;:«]. y in small countries) . 

slock civ; llsr.g wl-.:;:h doesn't contain some 
eismeiil o: . oy~l:..t; wago:..7K; Conseauc-'itly 
I Vi-ow ol many cdveinuieis who older then 
adverileio s-oiiware citectly from -Jiglcrid 
Possibly the most Lmpcrtanl point to 



that a: Kiuca'io:-, i speak licm aaiaia: 
when icyiiic leal ::■:■■: !o actually staying in 
England ! can think ol no be:tei way o( 
learning the language. The only thing the 

ncunce ihe words ::;>r:i icily (WarriUijf I: ;■■■:■... 
play Pawn on the Amiga, do leave the 
■■ ' ■ '■ ii ■■ ii i ■« riously damage 

yoai English proe oe i'j ■■"■■-■ 'iy I 



PAT'S PATCH 

Quill and PAW have a built-in 
wear/remove routine but GAC 
does not. Pat plays wardrobe 
mistress in this month's column 
especially for those who like to 
create their own adventures.... 



Condition 6 oea'i 
Condition 7 (whi 



IB OBJECT ROUTtNE (L 



isling 2 - SINGLE OBJECT ROUTINE (low Priori- 



'ERB ■V.cdi' AND NOLN gliii.is AND 
CARR ■glo.es' ) -gloves- SWAP 'gloves ( 
OKAV END 



Mush;.!::.,,) 
Condition 



3) IF I VEHB "remove* AND NOUN obves AND 
t.ARH cloves ,-«o'n;.- : gloves' SWAP -| 



Yes, folks! That ol' Leaderboard controversy just keeps rollin" 
along. Is it or is it not possible to get a hole in one? There are those 
who say they've done it - and there are those who say it cannot be 
done. And, at long last, the women are having their say on the 
sexism debate 

ACE Prizes go this month to Grant Punchard - that man is 
so plucky in defence of his Speccy; to Anonymous of Great Bud- 
worth for his tale of Yuletide woe; and the Letter of the Month is 
from Michael Ormond of Glasgow for his trenchant criticism of the 
GEM operating system. 

Make sure your views are heard - and give yourself the 
chance of picking up a software prize - by writing to ACE Letters, 4 
Queen Street, Bath, BA1 1 EJ. Don't forget to say what software you 
would like if you get lucky. 



Ir.nSI CNtnejoy oiii-r;S-; 



Spec/mm 512 offering lit 
They found wiiti Quantum i 



*■ Tarnished GEM 

ers ins Ihey ijsecl la. Thai was my The machine itself Uiough has 




^^^^ 






"letter^ 




irs: thought un switching on my 
ie.v fair K'C-B'I Anc i-cw r,:h: 
was. Whafs this blood/ OEM user 


a number of redeeming features. 
3M standard i:- settee:: 1 ; ade- 




OF THE 




r.e'\v;(..';' On.iy cs ■?,: enough 
on i|>e IBM PCs sorgsdi; 


quale and the a L du 'c-dtiack s 




MONTH 




tarTn'^stfui, to thaws' 


i-:i=- ra.e 1 tea lot easier lor the 




L. A 










prabablycecausel could switch it 


lesscompuierliteraleamongiis.il 










ZX31 a-d 1 ccjlc OLile happiy sil 
















PASCAI ■.« th all the inherent limi- 




nave shvi ciAi-e 1 sin oaiVtcuile 






Li:l eve iriatlcol all this for E26S. 






No doubt 1 shall be even more 




used a great deal mors but the ST 




Miohael E Ormond 


■v 'v i-r-'^d """rtl?™ 5 * i 8181 


soltoare and 1 can't wait to lay my 


Glasgow 


you Ve got some 5oh'*ire : o"aic. 


t;or or PASCAL (can you recent- 


Should an operating system come 


Piraitc the s.tuatioi'. Imshitg 




yr.'dv.'i.'i: ■--',: ,irci yc:;: C:i:~'p,i\r ' 












predecessor on rhe Apple Matin- 


















machine. Somehow or order 


to my ST to do lite sum foe me. 
















:v:.:; . ■■,■.■: '.'':',J As you can gather, 1 








The oiy^ran'iolCLMIVe seen 






Hiaid^s^rareacaCLlalorlacI 










syftem sued as MS-DOS. Alter 


Is thai an ST owners rnarxa i 










s<-,i<r. ::me. : believe that a decent 




in trying 10 make Ihe ST more user 


A'MP sysfivrr Une-. make f.'wio; 
















tmn jetweer the user and the 










trough gJide to ST BASIC is a 


eoula program in asseniDlet you 





s Forbes of Arabia 

bility of ine CBM lOBi monitor At 

Alan 520 ST FM . Car. Te 4:ai hr. 

lo congratulate you 0- aiccuar.g s 
magai.ne 'in' : : ; ixvcfi J- il e petit 

n-arv ded.csied' puCicaions! 
Every month t receive ACE writ 
from Hie UK. a"er a very fiorcign 

colleagues itosi ot whom are 
Americans a-t'My lie, a-gus 



A portfolio for stocks and sh 



DC 3,-iyrnj'r'g 10 rvalue 

« erer 6e video tilling 



national Reply Coupon, 
tape 50p to a piece of a 



"I""-™— 


Readers Papes in (fti 


»"C 


Most peopfe w)io imfp gsinrs pro- 
'ess/orai'iy ar? ei.™,- .-e. 1 . 1 fai.-jj.':? or 

.■Hi? SKiMed co:r;po,'ii)t) nVIi.'iS sr 

unwererfy mere are evening 


# Atari SX? 

ANer reading your 
feel pretty relieve 
boughi my ST the d 


iiirs o;=gK 
y W. H Smi 



• Leaderboard 




irsl^I 


Carl Kullelivasctier 
Camberley 


MGenrJon 


Concerning a letter from SP Law of 
LasflerBoara Because the Rag fills 


in-one on LeadeiboaitS on fhe ST. 
(eaderhoarp. 


Mark Preston 


TteH tellers don! seem to bring 


ssaarr« 


SS£HSZi£JXS 



Eazy Cars? 

' nd ■' '.'.J.-f Cars or the Amiga easy? 



Roger Prynn 
Reading 

Irish use 



looking lor Irish ST cv 
anywhere. It goes wilt- 



jjlilcise Ihi) fug!; [■rag'a'rr'ieis 

rery well for years on Ihe Speclriim 
iflK. which we ni ir rough several 

■i:!;iw,ir'. ! --:• rasn! J I l.aurn <:;< V 

he same ROM (and the same 
jugsi. Conseq,.erlly every iSK 
Spectrum ran every 4BK program 

aroduced the 128K machine, which 



mode. Many program™;; wor-jrg 
in irarup: lode two had riser 



OCI ■ ■ ■hi. ■■ ■ 

ng Meanwnl: irey slick! leave 
!■' ?,' completely- irctarged 



Computer Enlertainrneit 



White yoVre a: il. why ik 



Girls talk 



='.■'.!! y::ri(! seen-s K si! Mping 































ichy obsn-ved. i an' '■tiaknc c 








Si is ne ncsl S'g-'n 












on (he S- bil machine 


indeed! 


■■■■■■ A n.i,, 


Ms J Warner 

Wellington 




V°A% 



;an very well imagine 



* Punchard is back! 



s-(ii!'f S..CI- v. :(■.»-■: solwsi-E 



PRIZE 
LETTER 



:J i'!e.o, P p,-.T -,.,!■.; acvnica pus 



es Willi mag- (o Keep yo 



ing with cormpled sound. 



ipre 0/ the Specrruws ivo.rfj?,- 

<ls 10 Specmm -.J pr3fj,'s:!ls. 

t '):vir.-' , l ™ t v; i'?vr'™ rtru.' 
rem; snouWH you to (n, ■■ 
Ooul upgrading - date I s; 



■J it::.? Qys' ."spmlv mi a f :''VStf y'j tfj-'f.' ;;; r .i'\ii;;e ■! 
quile gooO. I would cerla.niy eruugi: snngt can gel dm 



Crash corner 






pe:pie having jrcolr:n-. will- _nex- 
ad compote.- -crashes 1 A , i,-;r 
ng D. Schofefd's letter in the 



ten agree mtHi you. 

■ Archie software 



thought to ihernseives. wl-y im! ii-ev 

Jure cf simply rapine n 5 Ihe -.1!,:: 
Mthahlgnetoneeac-: -:■ 

ra.T-ot uossby =se any bent" 
■eplacing ihe (use except n 



or. r::e ssjr:,:.': frmr - ,s We:/ ;c 

e Cf).'in,-, e .-or bv jMlli Of 
■(.■IS. .'.-BIT! SiipU.'.V! Sb't^'i. :-:-i- 

Out very scnr, ron AoAt torn! ;■:;; 



Board) Instead, as each 



IN own ;■ ':j;oe--ieyuc ;:pe;:-Lin- i 



Advanced Computer Er>li?r:a nrntrr 97 



■ai« >;i" Spectrum i 
pwl v ^v C uel wnal rt's 



Deluxe Paint for 
ST? 



* Christmas tragedy 

"Death, where is thy sBngl "I cry... 




PRIZE 
LETTER 



legante. Test Drive whie 



Great Bud worth 
A sao tafe aim a happy ending - 



■Uv'mio.inl-yalle-seNrigo'l : jjllv 
j"-i:.-..l»-;»':i-s Christmas. 

r : .i: 3 1 lop.! I l.'kid IN; cor.pjrc- 



lo!-i; averse c. a 

irey me-'e s-uv. 

n-uiaiv'i.i:oe-d..! 

Although I di 



J 



:ie PBM ccinrn hi rro-Lhly nl-e- 



Tags* ni; ;; Advanced Canpj:ei 
orltrec Migi; r-:;gua' slot? -i 1' you 
ciitte-ent conoutors. as well as (he 





so easy :; ge: th-ogrh THAT HEAD 








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ml Computer Entertainment 101 



Mike Singleton, programmer extraordinaire, talks to Steve 
Cooke about Maelstrom Games and chartbusters to come 

INTO THE 
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sST. I kept quiet, as any- 
■ t was furiously trying to 



!y whor. [in :;■;: going ic leii ■,■■:>.:■' VI -o oai-s 
about the technicalities, riioiajn. since ti'is 
game - Whiiligig - should bo si-.ow.-ig soon 
0" a- 1ST son !-::■■,-.■•■ oro r.sc: yen MVo looks as 
ri once ogam no's going lo daale the games 
world by lakmg an existing loimat - in this 
ai).'. the 3D siiool om-up - and completely 
:i<:r.slc!n\ir.g :i ::y oddlng ' 
brand of magic. 

He's done It beiore. of 
Mtflnrghl demolished mi 
cepiions of strategy 
ov»Tn;gh.: by introducing 'landscaping' and 
In- ability :c cor.l.Ml lets o: oLifei-)ni -hc:ac- 
tets within a garr« I- (looma'ait s Bi.'vd.nge 
h-; : ^.T':y:r^! ;-.■. ,•'■;:: lonnula. bunging out 
a game o! stunning oomplexny Eeainliy. 
with £ttr* Scepfre. he gave the Speclmm 



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s- peoples precon- 




pie* ■ sji.i Mike aits, wd finished goggling 
01 r ,Wi;jirji(j :is no Icvioer :;:ic sr.an and h:s 
ccmp'.ilei doing all the: work, you need a 
whole leom ■ which js why : wanted is sol 
:.::.. Maelsnoin So :-.::■■.■.' gall'KiT'xi m a. sina:': 
house ;-i Wuilasuy near Liv. rpoo: arc seven 
i.-xoan-ir.s:-; wry; locetiy,: :■;< . 
inrj graphics, arid music Yo, gel some idee 
o' ±s expertise- wheii Mike w-,o is no sec 
o-.d-iir.e program i-nsr Iumself. says that his 



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lol of good progtammess around.' 

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:r.i:n: IVhrriig-.g arid Cnmcloal. s-.ow 
cerielilsc: mis apprrxiori \-t;.'.-- j: !.'■;■■• 

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designs produced by 



n is something Mike 



Getting the ideas together 




kino si Ihngs frrjm a completely new angle. 



You won't lind many companies in lutuie 


Plant in partrcular really enicys p:ociccr.- 


putting oi:: q^ioiity smfl lor Iris ST arid the 


ming on the Amiga, so no Commodore 


Amiga :i: 45 99 Bui to make up for that 


owner need teel Inert the:: machine is getir.g 






machines tbete's no stals-of-the^ri' stcn 


- :>:'. Maelstrom y:iiT:Sf, :?.'.■ 


dard lor 16-bit No-orx- knows how lot you 


going to appear Wevs got a il of contacts 




!0i ±3 So.! maris: jays [viiko so S>::-:-i 


What about the ST versus the Amiga'' 


and Commodore owners aren't gong to be 


The Amiga's a pig to program - the opeiat- 


lett out in the cold even though there arc 


II"! sysl !■■ !'■ i s Irv ■ .i to Hike over what 


going to have to te a few compromises in 


youis doing The ST :;n 'is other none :s i: 




bi! iike o Ifj-btl ftj.-.xlrurri - it's j'-is: a bars 




machine with nc tunny bit;, but with the 




Amiga yc-ivi:- yn: !o Sri up this ct".:p. ss 1 . tip 


variety in the laces. Shouldn't affect the 


that chip...', luckily Mike's programmers 


:. ■■:■■:■, ' n rh n i. so keep your 


cent quite so STiutk by the Atari - Nick 


fingers crossed • 




So you want to be 
a programmer? 



so Mike suggested that we lei you all know 
thai Maelstrom Games are looking lor so me- 
aner haye some program ming e.perience. 
Wnle in with a CV to 23a Sea view Road, 
Wallasey, Merseyside, US 2QN. 

planning a career In games programming 



ST.; 




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ON THE BOIL... 




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lliat - most of the games where poor old Mike 




screen i'om OraVrv out ve'y mjen faster. 


Sirgletor his been angle; ail fo- missing 




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had to start off again with a fresh lean 1 Its 






same thing happened, apparently, will- Dsn 




Speed isn't this game's only strong point. 


Scsplre. OK Mike, we'll let you off Ihe hook.. .just 








disadvantage into a new game feature - 'We've 


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